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Stories from Friday, August 24, 2012

EFCO airs concerns to congressman (08/24/12)
Concerns about government policies impacting industry were shared during stops made by Seventh District Congressman Billy Long during an industrial tour last week. Long stopped at EFCO, a Pella company, and Miracle Recreation Equipment/PlayPower in Monett, in addition to Positronic Industries in Mt. Vernon...
Burke Honored by Council (08/24/12)
A resolution honoring the career of the late W. Dale Burke was presented by the Monett City Council to Sharon Burke, widow of the judge, at the Aug. 20 meeting of the Monett City Council. Mayor Jim Orr made the presentation and commented, "We'll miss him." Burke served as municipal judge for 17 years and city attorney for five years...
Verona aldermen set tax levy, accept resignation (08/24/12)
Verona council members hosted a public hearing on setting the city's 2012 tax rate on Aug. 14 after determining that the assessed valuation on some properties had been incorretly listed. Mayor Willis Hutson reported the tax rate for 2011 was incorrect and reduced the amount from $12,323,420 to $8,732,370...
PC hosts 24th annual car show (08/24/12)
The 24th annual Pierce City Car Show is slated to begin with registration at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 1, at South Park in Pierce City. Registration continues until noon. The top 75 vehicles in the show will receive a trophy. In addition, there will be six specialty trophies awarded for top points categories...
CARDIAC program, Kohl's Cares team up (08/24/12)
The CARDIAC Kids Program recently expanded into Springfield. The program, which originated at Cox Monett Hospital, has received a grant from Kohl's Cares through the Kohl's Department store to take the cardiovascular screening program to the city. The project was launched with a $45,020 donation from Kohl's Care. ...
Former EHS coach charged with statutory rape (08/24/12)
On Aug. 13, a Barry County warrant was issued for the arrest of Scott Thomas White, 41, who formerly served as Exeter High School boys basketball coach. White is being charged with four counts of statutory rape in the first degree -- sexual intercourse with a person less than 14 years of age...
News In Brief (08/24/12)
The Monett Chamber of Commerce office will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. next week, Aug. 28-31, as part of the schedule change for the last four business days of each month. The 100 Mile Yard Sale will be held on Saturday, Aug. 25. The traditional route on Highway 37, through downtown Monett and east from Kyler on Highway 60 will be followed...
Barbecue is this weekend (08/24/12)
The 54th annual Wheaton Volunteer Fire Department Barbecue will be held at the Wheaton City Park on Saturday. Antique and customized vehicles will be on display at the Show and Shine Car Show at 9 a.m., and the 18th annual Spud McCracken Memorial Horseshoe Tournament will start at 11 a.m...
Demolition derby is this weekend (08/24/12)
Action-packed event to feature local drivers The Cassville Rotary Club will hold its 10th annual demolition derby at the Bill Hailey Rodeo Arena in Cassville at 7 p.m. this Saturday. "We hope the community comes and has a lot of fun," said Herb Primrose, Cassville Rotary Club member. "This is a fun motor sport with a lot of action. Everybody gets really excited...
New gospel singing event begins Saturday (08/24/12)
A new gospel singing event will begin at Merl's Chapel Freewill Baptist Church, on Highway Y north of Cassville, this Saturday night. The event, which will also offer opportunities to testify, pray and perform music, will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. "This will be modeled after what they have done at McDowell, Clio and in McDonald County, but it will only be gospel singing," said Leroy Pugh, who serves as pastor at Merl's Chapel. ...
Truck and Tractor Pull Saturday (08/24/12)
The Purdy FFA and Alumni will host the sixth annual Truck and Tractor Pull on Saturday, Aug. 25, at 7 p.m. The event will be held one-half mile south of Purdy on the east side of Highway 37. Admission for the event is $8 for adults and children 9 years old and up. ...
Public Service Commission researches impact of utility rates on low-income citizens (08/24/12)
The Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) recently issued an analysis on the impact of rising utility rates on the elderly and lower-income citizens of Missouri. The PSC has established a program to formulate ideas about rate-design alterations and other methods to reduce the effect of higher utility rates on the financially vulnerable customers...
Flu shots have arrived (08/24/12)
The Barry County Health Department Board of Trustees learned that the county has received a portion of its flu vaccine shipment during the board's regularly scheduled meeting on Aug. 16. Carol Landstad, public health program coordinator, reported that the health department has received between 700 and 800 doses of the flu vaccine...
Exhibit Honors Doctors (08/24/12)
An exhibit recognizing the contribution of the Phillipine doctors and their families to life in Monett is now on display at the Monett Museum, located at 705 E. Broadway. The exhibit includes photos of Doctors Andres Apostol, Sergio Crus, Victor Occeno, Arturo Montellano and the late Frank Esparrago. ...
Krueger fans 14 as Cubs roll to win (08/24/12)
Picking up where she left off last season, Monett's pitcher Allie Krueger dominated Pierce City hitters striking out 14 and allowed two hits over seven innings as the Lady Cubs won 11-0. "She is a solider and a competitor," said Monett coach Ty Goetz. "She gets focused and zoned in and hates to lose. Tonight, she settled in and hit her spots."...
Races cancelled Sunday at Monett Speedway (08/24/12)
The Monett Speedway has made the decision to cancel this Sunday in preparation for the biggest race of the year, the 42nd annual 4 State Dirt Track Championships to be held on Labor Day weekend. On Sunday, Sept. 2, the speedway will host one of the heartland area's "must see" races, featuring the MARS DIRTcar series as well as Modifieds, B-Mods, Factory Stock, Pure Stock and Pro-4's. The winner of the Late Model race will receive $4,000...
Monett and Pierce City brace for season openers (08/24/12)
Both the Monett Cubs and Pierce City Eagles open football play tonight on the road. The Cubs travel to Mt. Vernon for an early season tussle with a long-time conference and now a district opponent. "We want to come out and be physical," said Monett coach Chad Depeé. "Last week at the jamboree we learned we have some kids that can step up and give our starters a lift."...
Monett Might Mite (08/24/12)
State football rankings (08/24/12)
Pre-season Missouri high school football rankings The statewide pre-season football rankings as compiled by a panel of 13 sportswriters and radio broadcasters were updated Aug. 22 and those rankings are listed below by class. First place votes are in parentheses...
A stringer full (08/24/12)
Maddison Coones, sixth grader at Monett attended the kids fishing day at Roaring River State Park last Saturday. Coones reported catching her fish on black and yellow jigs.
Area school/senior menus (08/24/12)
CENTRAL PARK AND MONETT ELEMENTARY Key: SC - Smart Choice entrée item (16 grams of fat or less.) HM - Homemade fresh in the Opaa! Kitchen. WG - Whole Grain item. Monday -- Breakfast: French toast sticks, cereal or oatmeal. Lunch: 1. Meatball sub. 2. Grilled chicken. 3. Chef salad w/ hot roll...
MHS students put leadership in practice (08/24/12)
JEFFERSON CITY -- There's no better way to develop leadership skills than to practice, practice, practice. That is exactly what Kiersten Harper, Blake Spain and Hannah Pitts, students at Monett High School, did while attending the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry's Leadership in Practice program...
Jennifer Wilks (08/24/12)
Jennifer Michelle Wilks, age 49, of Monett, Mo., went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012, at her home after a long illness. She was comforted by her family at her side. Jennifer was born on March 6, 1963 in Monett, Mo., the daughter of Mike and Patsy (Walton) Wilks. She attended and graduated from Oakview State School in Monett. Jennifer had a great passion for music, rabbits and watching Wheel of Fortune. She attended Macedonia Freewill Baptist Church...
(Untitled) (08/24/12)
The recognition extended by the Monett City Council to the doctors from the Philippines and their families this week was most appropriate and welcome. Keeping a hospital in Monett was a struggle from the outset. Nobody but Dr. William West wanted the trouble of running such a facility. Private practice was good enough for Monett's other early physicians...
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